The landscape architect who designed the Diana Memorial has apologised for underestimating how many people would visit her fountain in Hyde Park, central London, and for not anticipating some of the more revolting things they would do once they got there.
Diana, A Celebration Exhibition Set for U.S. Premiere in Fort Lauderdale
South Florida is set to get a rare look at the "people's princess" in a memorable exhibition -- Diana, A Celebration -- making its U.S. premiere at the Museum of Art / Fort Lauderdale. The exhibition, chronicling both the public life and private side of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, opens Sunday, October 10, 2004 and remains on view through December 31, 2004.
Princess Diana's legendary wedding dress, its bright taffeta and crinoline turned a deep vanilla cream since the 1981 royal nuptials, was ceremoniously unpacked at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday. The dress, with its 25-foot train, is the central element in the U.S. premiere of "Diana: A Celebration," which opens Sunday and closes Dec. 31.
The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund has suffered a major setback after an American souvenir maker was given the go ahead to sue for damages. A judge in Los Angeles ruled there was sufficient evidence for Franklin Mint to press ahead with its legal action, and set a trial date for November 5, BBC Five Live reported.
Princess Diana's memorial fund has given permission to a Japanese firm to manufacture baby products featuring the late princess' signature and crest. The Diana by Aprica line of cribs, babywear and maternity clothes will debut in two weeks following the controversial approval of the products by the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, Britain's Daily Mail reported Monday.
The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund has shrugged off impending legal proceedings against it, insisting the action was "groundless and implausible". The fund, which has £48 million in the bank, is being sued by an American souvenir maker over its failed legal bid to stop the US company selling Diana memorabilia.
Princess Diana might have earned the blessings of thousands of sick and dying people by visiting hospitals all around the world, but if her former private secretary is to be believed, all that was just a p ublicity stunt.
When, on August 31 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales, was killed in a car crash in Paris, Labour had been in power for little more than three months. In the immediate aftermath of the accident, the royal family appeared distant, outmoded and out of touch. They were also divided. Buckingham Palace was at war with Kensington Palace and the Spencer family, while St James's Palace was at war with both Buckingham and Kensington palaces.
Water taken from the Princess Diana fountain in Hyde Park, has been put up for auction on the eBay website. The water was collected from the fountain in empty mineral water bottles by a seller from Watford after the memorial was opened last week.